Is my motherboard fried?

LoneWolfff

Distinguished
Nov 20, 2011
5
0
18,510
I would like to know if my motherboard is fried or not. I was running fine with a q6600 overclocked to 3 GHz (9*333) for more than a month. Then I decided to change some setting of my ram and then boot down. I was going to run a memtest next day, but never had a chance as the pc never POSTed. I mean all the fans spin up, I can hear the HDD, the fans in the PSU, cooler and GPUs working but no video output.
What's more frustrating is that I took my pc apart put in a stick of ram, a VGA card, the CPU and cooler (obviously) and the PSU, started up and same thing.
The weird thing is the fans never spin down as they used to, so it's clearly the motherboard.
What i am thinking is that I fried it, but in my conquest for the answer to the question, I found an article(don't remember where) that the bios chip could have got corrupted due to overclocking.

oh.. Forgot to mention my specs:

CPU: q6600(b3)
GPU: 250 GTS 1 GB SLI
RAM: 2x2 GB Kingstone HyperX(DDR2, can be overclocked to 1066)
Mobo: p5n-t deluxe (based on 780i)
PSU: Akasa Power max 850w

I also had the chance to test the components on a different mobo, a 650i SLI.

So my questions are:
1. Is my mobo fried?
2. If it isn't, shall I replace the bios chip?

PS. If everybody asks me while I still have such an old setup, well the so called AMD Bulldozer postponed my upgrades since it dug its own hole, so now I am waiting for some Ivy Bridge showoff.


:hello:
 

LoneWolfff

Distinguished
Nov 20, 2011
5
0
18,510



How can I reset the bios since I can't get any video output. And yes I did take the battery out.

if my answered seemed rude...sorry I am a bit desperate to get it working...
 

jhafner

Distinguished
Jul 24, 2011
200
0
18,690
hello;

disconnect your pc from electricity, then open the side cover of the pc, there is a silver round shape battery on the motherboard, remove it for 2 minutes then put it back, then connect your pc to electricity and power it on.

that is called reseting the bios...

regards
 

LoneWolfff

Distinguished
Nov 20, 2011
5
0
18,510



Well I did that, forgot to specify that in my main post, sorry. Still nothing, I even left it out for 1 hour or so.


Will that mean the mobo is doomed? or the bios chip corrupted?
 

LoneWolfff

Distinguished
Nov 20, 2011
5
0
18,510



Well, I did what you said, still no luck. This board was second hand as I didn't want to buy a new one plus I was supposed to get an upgrade, a heavy one when AMD Bulldozer came out. It wasn't what I expected.

By the way, I noticed that the bios chip has been changed as it has a ripped sticker on it. So it could be just the chip. I still don't know if I should buy a new one, because the board could be dead.

Anyway thanks for helping :)